The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 93 99 123
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +24
Permanent jobs citing Lync 32 32 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.61% 1.46% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.36% 7.37% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 22 28 13
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -14.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,250 £42,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £79,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
Lync
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
383 434 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.30% 19.79% 19.12%
Number of salaries quoted 332 376 372
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Lync
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lync across the Birmingham region.

Lync Salary Trend in Birmingham

Lync
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lync across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Lync Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Lync also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Lync.

1 52 (91.23%) Microsoft
2 33 (57.89%) VMware
3 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
4 26 (45.61%) SQL
5 25 (43.86%) MS Exchange
5 25 (43.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (42.11%) SCCM
7 21 (36.84%) MS Excel
8 18 (31.58%) Windows
9 17 (29.82%) ITIL
10 16 (28.07%) Incident Management
11 14 (24.56%) NetApp
12 13 (22.81%) EMC
12 13 (22.81%) Hyper-V
12 13 (22.81%) 3PAR
13 12 (21.05%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (19.30%) Office 365
14 11 (19.30%) SCOM
15 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
15 10 (17.54%) MS Office
16 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (15.79%) MCSE
17 8 (14.04%) SLA
17 8 (14.04%) Skype
18 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2013
18 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
18 7 (12.28%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (12.28%) AIX
18 7 (12.28%) Migration
19 6 (10.53%) Telecoms

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Lync also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Lync. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (43.86%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (17.54%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Office 365
2 5 (8.77%) IaaS
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) Skype
2 5 (8.77%) SAN
3 4 (7.02%) VoIP
4 3 (5.26%) WAN
4 3 (5.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.51%) VPN
5 2 (3.51%) LAN
6 1 (1.75%) SNA
6 1 (1.75%) DNS
6 1 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.75%) DHCP
6 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) MPLS
6 1 (1.75%) NetScreen
6 1 (1.75%) Firewall
6 1 (1.75%) Wireless
6 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.75%) VPLS
6 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Architect
1 12 (21.05%) Technical Leader
2 8 (14.04%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Consultant
3 7 (12.28%) Help Desk Support
3 7 (12.28%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Support Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) IT Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.02%) GIS
2 4 (7.02%) Replication
3 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Statistics
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.75%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) AIX
3 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) ITIL
2 16 (28.07%) Incident Management
3 7 (12.28%) Migration
4 5 (8.77%) Information Security
5 4 (7.02%) ITSM
5 4 (7.02%) TOGAF
5 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (7.02%) Business Development
5 4 (7.02%) Service Management
6 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.75%) Project Management
8 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.75%) QMS
8 1 (1.75%) Product Management
8 1 (1.75%) Change Control
8 1 (1.75%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (15.79%) MCSE
2 7 (12.28%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (10.53%) MCSA
3 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) MCITP
6 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) SLA
2 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
2 25 (43.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (22.81%) Hyper-V
4 12 (21.05%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.02%) Terminal Services
5 4 (7.02%) XenApp
5 4 (7.02%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.51%) vSphere
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (42.11%) SCCM
2 11 (19.30%) SCOM
3 5 (8.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (91.23%) Microsoft
2 33 (57.89%) VMware
3 14 (24.56%) NetApp
4 13 (22.81%) EMC
4 13 (22.81%) 3PAR
5 6 (10.53%) Citrix
6 5 (8.77%) Cisco
6 5 (8.77%) Dell
7 4 (7.02%) HP
7 4 (7.02%) Computacenter
7 4 (7.02%) McAfee
8 2 (3.51%) Symantec
9 1 (1.75%) CommVault
9 1 (1.75%) Open-E